Bernhard Capital-backed ATC Group acquires Dexter Field Services

Bernhard Capital Partners-backed ATC Group Services LLC acquired Dexter Field Services LP, which provides leak detection and repair, monitoring and other environmental services to industrial companies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Press Release

ATC Group Services LLC (“ATC”), a leading full-service environmental consulting and industrial hygiene firm, today announced that it has acquired Dexter Field Services LP (“Dexter”), a leading provider of leak detection and repair (LDAR), monitoring and other specialized technical environmental services to a wide range of industrial companies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 2005 with headquarters in Austin, Texas, Dexter has more than 150 employees providing a range of LDAR and monitoring services to clients across the U.S., including environmental monitoring and analysis of piping components, cooling towers, wastewater drain systems, groundwater wells, storage tanks and other process-related equipment.

Bobby Toups, ATC’s Chief Executive Officer, said, “On behalf of everyone at ATC, I want to extend a warm welcome to the Dexter team. Dexter’s proven track record, deep industry experience and well-respected brand name will support ATC’s work within the industrial and oil and gas markets. The addition of Dexter, combined with our recent acquisition of Sage Environmental Consulting, will better position ATC to drive growth and deliver the excellent and increasingly broad portfolio of environmental services our customers have come to expect.”

As a result of the acquisition, ATC will grow to approximately 1,700 employees across nearly 100 locations nationwide, significantly expanding its technical capabilities in LDAR and environmental monitoring services. Dexter will be renamed “Dexter ATC Field Services” and will continue to be led by Brett Kriley, Dexter’s Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Kriley said, “ATC is one of the leading multi-disciplinary environmental firms, and we look forward to joining their team. Dexter has achieved strong growth since its founding in 2005 and under ATC’s ownership, I am confident that we will continue to deliver the best-in-class leak detection, repair and environmental services to our clients.”

ATC’s acquisition of Dexter follows the Company’s recent purchase of Sage Environmental Consulting, a recognized leader in technical consulting services with a particular focus in air quality control and consulting, due diligence and emission reduction credit services.

ATC Associates is owned by a group of investors led by Bernhard Capital Partners, an operationally-focused private equity firm dedicated to investing across the energy services spectrum.

About Dexter Field Services

Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Austin, TX, Dexter Field Services provides a range of leak detection and repair, monitoring and other specialized technical environmental services to industrial companies. Dexter provides its clients the ability to outsource their equipment inspection and monitoring requirements. These technical services include environmental monitoring and analysis of piping components (valves, flanges, pumps), cooling towers, wastewater drain systems, groundwater wells, storage tanks and other process related equipment. Dexter has over 150 employees servicing more than 60 clients throughout the United States. Dexter’s deep bench of talent and industry experience give the Company a unique understanding of the needs of an environmental manager.

About ATC Group Services LLC

Established in 1982 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, ATC Group Services LLC provides environmental consulting, industrial hygiene, geotechnical engineering, government services and construction-materials testing and special inspection with 70 locations throughout the United States and over 1,350 employees. ATC nurtures strong client relationships and referrals by consistently exceeding expectations through our professional, well trained, well-equipped and highly motivated team.

About Bernhard Capital Partners

Bernhard Capital Partners is an energy services-focused private equity firm established in 2013 by Jim Bernhard, Jeff Jenkins and a team of experienced private-equity professionals. BCP seeks to create sustainable value by leveraging its founding partners’ 25 years of experience in acquiring, operating and growing energy-services businesses. From strategic industry insight to operational efficiencies and best-practice management, BCP provides resources far beyond its investments.